Scottish – Irish – Celtic

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Events recognizing Celtic roots and traditions have long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the outfit of formal tartan and kilt, wedding events based on facets of Celtic practice can supply lasting memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts Partner, this practice is a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the production of a timeless love forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved right into the Celtic lands and continues to be a fantastic way to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony going back right to classical times, Handfasting is a custom of marriage prior to the availability of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take a piece of fabric or rope and before their families and friends, declare their love and intent by stating a few words and binding themselves together symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better place to place the pledges of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their promises are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone might be kept as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Initially crafted from timber the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and also drinking vessel rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the marriage, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This gorgeous ceremony conveys the blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family through this event. Typically the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a swatch of the family member 's Tartan to the bride representing she is currently linked right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals revolved around the defense of fireplace and house. This ceremony is the acknowledgement of the male participants of the new bride's family that they also now have a brand-new partnership and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments weddings we can give extensive support on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building of the ceremony to the last blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your desires ...

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